Sesame Street
Big Bird sits on the lower-case letter h
Air date December 31, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors F, H, 3
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RememberingGame-Contestants

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David, Molly and Maria sing the "My Name" song.
Hubley-ElephantsH
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird tries to sit on the lower-case letter "h" as if it were a chair, but the pesky letter keeps dodging him because he's too heavy.
Haroldhoward
Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words
(First: Episode 0284)
RememberingGame-Contestants
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Remembering Game", a game show in which the contestants must match pictures based on memory. The winner gets whatever item was in the pictures he matched, and the other contestant wins the item from the remaining two pictures as a consolation prize. Bill Smith wins a cookie, and Cookie Monster wins a jet plane. Disappointed, Cookie Monster suggests that they switch prizes.
Madscientisth
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
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SCENE 3 When Molly tries to deliver a letter to Oscar, the lid opens and his feet pop up. Oscar explains that he doesn't want to see nice, pleasant people.
Film-FeetFirst
Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
Rollercoaster123

BallFilm-Powder
Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
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SCENE 4 Using rectangles, Maria sings the Classification Song and then explains how we classify by quantity.
Hisforhole
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
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SCENE 5 Using circles, stars and rectangles, David sings the Classification Song and then explains how we classify by form.
1957-Lines
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
EBNewspaperExpedition
Muppets Ernie & Bert — When it's Ernie's turn to get a newspaper from Hooper's Store, Ernie decides to plan everything he may need. He gets his scarf and hat and earmuffs in case it snows, his umbrella if it starts to rain, sunglasses and suntan cream if it's a sunny day, and a flashlight if it gets dark.
(First: Episode 0093)
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
BFL
Muppets / Cast Kermit's Lectures: Bob holds an American bullfrog and asks Kermit to talk about frogs. However, due to living a somewhat different life than normal frogs, what Kermit says about frogs is somewhat incorrect; for example, Kermit believes that frogs eat fried chicken and pizza, and live in apartment houses.
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 6 Oscar asks Maria to get him a snack from Hooper's Store. He can't remember the name of what he wants, but says it's cold. Maria immediately runs off.
New Bridge no5 Bounce
Film New Bridge #5 - Bounce
(First: Episode 0105)
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Maria returns to Oscar with an ice cream cone, which he doesn't want. He gives her another clue: he wants something cold and wet.
Checkerboard
Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
(First: Episode 0105)
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Maria returns to Oscar with a glass of water, which he doesn't want. Oscar then remembers he wants something cold, wet and pink.
Tank-Filling
Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
(First: Episode 0105)
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Maria returns with a strawberry soda, which is cold, wet and pink. Oscar remembers he wants one of those, but with pickles in it.
1037h
Cartoon "Poverty F
(First: Episode 0128)
1272-Snake
Film Footage of a rattlesnake
(First: Episode 0294)
Jim Nabors 20
Celebrity Jim Nabors counts from one to twenty, demonstrating soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
ErnieVase
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't decide which of the two different shelves he should place a large vase on, so Bert tells him to use his imagination. Ernie imagines the vase falling off the little shelf and Bert kicking him out of the apartment. Then, Ernie imagines putting the vase on the big shelf, and Bert rewarding him with a big surprise party.
(First: Episode 0277)
Gloria2
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
(First: Episode 0023)
Cartoon f flower
Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 7 Molly explains pockets and pouches.
KangarooBlues
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
GroverTangSub
Muppets An Anything Muppet in a loud suit named Marty teaches Grover about adding and subtracting with three tangerines.
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 8 David and some kids build a town out of toys and blocks.
Letsmakearoad
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
Firstandlast
Muppets A hippie lines up a group of monsters to demonstrate first and last, but Grover doesn't want to be last in line. The hippie compromises and lets him be first... but the line keeps changing directions.
(First: Episode 0116)
3956l
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
ErnieCMHappySad
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie is happy because he is about to eat his cookie, but Cookie Monster is sad because he hasn't had a cookie all day. Ernie gives him his cookie, but now Cookie is happy and Ernie is sad. The two keep passing the cookie to each other as both their emotions exchange. When the two decide to share they cookie, both end up breaking it, and now neither of them are happy!
(First: Episode 0172)
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SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.


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